Beginning Algebra
Tutorial 36: Practice Test on Tutorials 32  35
Learning Objectives
After completing this tutorial, you should be able to:
 Take a test on topics covered in tutorials 32  35 in
this website.

Special Notes about Tutorial 36:

I can not guarantee
you will pass
your test after going though any of the tutorials in this website or
this
practice test. However, it will definitely help you to better
understand
the topics covered better.

Disclaimer: WTAMU and Kim Seward are not
responsible
for how a student does on any test or any class for any reason
including
not being able to access the website due to any technology
problems.

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Introduction
It is important to note that, chances are, I'm not your
math instructor. You
need to check with your math teacher as to things like when your next
math
test is and what it covers. It may cover more material on the
test
than what is in this practice test. Just note that there are
other practice tests at this website. So, after finding out what is on
your test (if you have one) do the practice test(s) problems that go
with
the test you are preparing for. If you are not in a class or are
not having a test soon, this practice test is still good practice to go
through and check to make sure you are understanding this material
before
moving on  kind of like a spot check. The material on this practice
test goes with Tutorial 32: Formulas, Tutorial 33: Basic Geometry, Tutorial 34: Central Tendencies,
and Tutorial 35: Reasoning
Skills.
Also note that your teacher may word the problems on
their test a
little differently, may have some different kinds of problems, or may
have
a different number of problems than what is in this practice test.
Again, since I'm probably not your math instructor, I don't know
exactly
how your teacher will set up your math test. Just note that these
problems will help you build an understanding of the concepts presented
and the terms used in math problems. If you have an
understanding
of the problems instead of just memorizing them, then you should do
fine
on these concepts, no matter how the test is set up.
Steps to Studying for a
Math Test


Work through problems. If you are in a
class, you should have
done this on completion of any homework you have done. For
anyone,
you can accomplish this by doing the practice problems found in each
tutorial.

Check work on problems. The practice
problems in each tutorial
have links to the answers to them so you can instantly check how you
are
doing. Also, in most math books, the odd answers are found in the
back of the book.

Review concepts. Whether you got the
problems right or wrong,
make sure you review over them. If you did get a problem wrong,
make
sure you either review that concept in it's respective tutorial or ask
your math teacher about it. If you don't ask about a problem
before
a test, you are going to kick yourself when it comes up on the
test.

Work through problems as if you were taking the
test
 no notes, book,
webpages, etc. This practice test is a perfect way to do
that. After
taking this practice test, check your answers by clicking on the link
to
the answer key found at the bottom of the practice test (before the
'need
extra help on these topics' section)

It is to your benefit to show as much of the work as
possible on
the problems that have several steps involved.
Make sure that you read the directions carefully,
you wouldn't
believe how many points get taken off math tests for people not
following
directions.
Pace yourself. You do not have to be the
first one done
to do well on the test. Do not panic if there is still time left
to take the test and others are turing it in. Sometimes that
means
they do not know the material and left some of the answers blank.
Do not worry about anyone else but yourself.
Don't rush through a problem.
Another thing that
math teachers take points off for are careless mistakes made by people
that rush through a problem. When those students get their tests
back, they bonk themselves on the head at some of the things that got
counted
wrong, things that they knew how to do.
Check your answers. If you have time, go
back and check
your answers.
Remember to breathe!!!! I know some of you
are scared to
death at the thought of having to take a math test of any kind.
For
you guys, try to relax and don't forget to breathe. (Even if you
aren't scared to take a math test, it is probably a good idea to
remember to breathe, I wouldn't want you to pass out during the
test). If it feels like your brain has left the building during
your test,
just close your eyes and breathe in and out and in and out and your
brain
will return.
Good luck on your test. If you are taking a
math test soon,
don't panic, you are going to do great!!! 
Practice Test
Problems 1a  1b: Solve each equation for the specified variable. 
1a.
for y 
1b. I = PRT;
for P 
Problems 2a  2b: Solve the following word problems. 
2a. A ramp 5 feet long is leaning against a raised platform which
is 4 feet above the ground. What is the distance from the ramp's
contact point with the ground and the base of the platform? 
2b. A farmer has three cylindrical shaped containers to hold
feed in. Each container has the same radius of 3 feet and height
of 4 feet. What is the total volume of the three containers? Hint: the volume formula for a cylinder is 
Problem 3a: Answer the question on complimentary angles. 
3a. What is the complementary angle to 47 degrees? 
Problem 4a: Answer the question on supplementary angles. 
4a. What is the supplementary angle to 47 degrees? 
Problem 5a: Answer the question on congruent figures. 
5a. Figure ABCD is congruent to figure EFGH.
If B = 70, C
= 55, and D =
25, what is the measure of H?
If AD = 25, EF = 35, and BC = 12, what is the length of EH? 
Problem 6a: Answer the question on similar figures. 
6a. Figure ABCD is similar to figure EFGH.
If B = 60, C
= 50, and D =
45, what is the measure of G?
If AD = 25, EH = 50, and BC = 10, what is the length of FG? 
Problems 7a  7d: Use the following figure to answer the questions.

7a. Find 2
if 7 = 75 degrees.
7b. Find 3
if 6 = 75 degrees.
7c. Find 1
if 5 = 105 degrees.
7d. Find 4
if 6 = 75 degrees. 
Problem 8a: Find the mean, median, and mode. 
8a. The number of points a receiver has made during the last
5 games is given in the following table:
Game

game 1

game 2

game 3

game 4

game 5

Points

12

6

12

12

18

Find the mean, median, and mode of the points he scored in a game.

Problem 9a: Find the test score. 
9a. A student received scores of 62, 75, and 77 on three quizzes.
If tests count twice as much as quizzes, what is the lowest score that
the student can get on the next test to achieve a mean of at least 70? 
Problems 10a  10b: Write the next three numbers in the sequence. 
10a. 1, 3, 7, 13, 21, ... 
10b. 1, 5, 25, 125, ... 
Problem 11a: Sara, Trudy, Jill and Karen all work for the same company.
One is a secretary, one is a manager, one is a computer programmer and
one is a engineer.
Use the statements below to answer the question that follows. 
11a.
A. Sara and Jill eat lunch with the manager.
B. Trudy and Karen carpool with the secretary.
C. Sara likes to work out with the engineer and the secretary.
Who is the secretary? 
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Last revised on August 7, 2011 by Kim Seward.
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